[Coral-List] SPREP Coral Reef and Invasive Species Positions

Mark Eakin Mark.Eakin at noaa.gov
Mon May 15 09:55:30 EDT 2006

Please contact addresses below, I am only forwarding the announcement.


Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Vacancies:  Re-advertised -
(i)  Invasive Species Officer (ISO); and

(ii) Coral Reef Management Officer (CRMO)

Applications are invited for the above positions with SPREP in  
Samoa.  Appointments will be for a 3-year term initially with  
possible renewal up to a maximum of 6 years.

(1)        The ISO is primarily responsible to coordinate and  
facilitate collaboration of relevant activities in the Pacific,  
including chairing the Invasive Species Working Group of the Pacific  
Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation, with emphasis on  
integration of activities across intergovernmental organisations,  
NGOs and engaging partners on a cross-sectoral basis; ensure the  
implementation, periodic review and update of the Pacific Regional  
Invasive Species Strategy and monitor progress;  assist with the  
implementation of the Regional Invasive Species Strategy and of  
policies related to invasive species and within SPREP, island members  
and other agencies; assist island members to identify and document  
national/territorial status and priorities of invasive species and  
foster the development of regional overviews, databases and maps;  
promote the implementation of conceptual frameworks, methods, tools  
and programmes for invasive species planning, management, training  
and resourcing, appropriate to the Pacific islands region; assist  
with the preparation of technical and feasibility studies and advice  
on invasive species management to island member and other regional  
organisations or partners.

(1a)       Requirements include appropriate tertiary qualification in  
biodiversity conservation, natural resource management or related  
field; between 5-10 years' relevant work experience, with 5 years  
senior level experience relevant to the implementation of invasive  
species activities or programmes; proven project and programme  
management experience including preparation of technically sound  
programme proposals and reports, meet programme deadlines (often  
under difficult circumstances) and to secure and manage project funds  
effectively and efficiently.

(2)        The CRMO will contribute to the implementation of SPREP  
policies and programmes and in particular, the SPREP Action Plan and  
the SPREP Islands Ecosystems Strategic Programme. As a member of a  
team, the position will manage the day-to-day implementation of the  
ICRAN-SPREP component of the South Pacific Coral Reef Initiative  
(CRISP), in consultation with the CRISP coordinator based in Noumea.  
Key activities to be undertaken include the development and  
implementation of projects to support institutional capacity  
building, communication and social marketing activities aimed at  
policy makers and communities in SPREP member countries and  
territories; the production and delivery of communication material,  
training packages, establishment of demonstration activities in  
selected sites in the French Territories and member countries,  
building on CRISP partner activities and other regional initiatives,  
and the establishment of Reef Base Pacific in collaboration with  
Worldfish Centre. The position will also provide technical advice and  
support to SPREP member countries on coral reefs and related  
ecosystems, assist in leveraging funds, and act as a focal point for  
the French Territories.

(2a)       Requirements include appropriate tertiary qualification in  
environmental science or natural resource management, social  
sciences, or relevant discipline, at least 5 years of experience in  
the development and implementation of programmes, preferably related  
to the management and protection of coastal and marine resources in  
the Pacific region or similar environment. (Preference will be given  
to applicants with relevant experience in the environmental and  
social planning and management of coral reef ecosystems.)   
Demonstrated programme and project management skills including  
development of workplans, sound budget management, ability to develop  
proposals, manage consultancies and to deliver on agreed programme  
outputs.  Excellent written and oral communication skills,  
representation and interpersonal skills, including the capacity to  
build and maintain effective relationships with a diverse group of  
people.  Knowledge and understanding of institutional and  
communication issues, principles and methodologies in coastal and  
marine resource management in the context of small island countries,  
with high-level language skills in French and fluency in English.

An attractive salary package is offered for each position with a  
basic salary (including COLDA) ranging from 26,885 to 36,771 SDRs,  
currently equivalent to SAT109,933 to 150,356 per annum.  Additional  
allowances include housing, education, medical and accident/life  
insurance, with relocation etc. for staff recruited from outside of  

Please obtain a detailed duty statement, experience and qualification  
requirements, and remuneration package, from the SPREP website:  
http://www.sprep.org or contact the Administration Officer, Telephone  
(685) 21929, Fax (685) 20231 or direct Email: malama at sprep.org.   
Applications (including 3 referees) must be addressed to the  
Director, SPREP, PO Box 240, Apia, Samoa or Email SPREP at sprep.org,  
close on 5 June 2006.  Previous applicants do not need to re-apply  
and late applications will not be considered.

SPREP is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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